The absence of the lens of the eye is known as Aphakia. The lens is transparent and it is situated behind the iris which is the colored part of the eye. Aphakia may be caused due to surgical removal, a perforating wound or ulcer or congenital reasons. It affects far sightedness (hyperopia) along with complications of detachment of the vitreous or retina and glaucoma.
HOW IS APHAKIA DIAGNOSED?
The doctor related to eyes will perform an eye examination to diagnose Aphakia. The absence of the lens will be determined and the fundus and the eye pressure will be tested.
HOW IS APHAKIA TREATED?
The treatment of Aphakia is done by correction of the eye by wearing glasses, contact lenses or by implant of an artificial lens. Treatment of babies with Aphakia may involve the use of special contact lenses as they are safe for baby to sleep in and they can be used for a longer duration.
DID YOU KNOW?
The ophthalmologist can prescribe cataract surgery for this condition.